Friday, June 08, 2007

Dude drowns in storm sewer trying to save his cell phone

A 41-year-old Sheboygan man drowned Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in a storm sewer while attempting to retrieve a dropped cell phone, police said.

Brett R. Gunn, who weighed more than 300 pounds, was wedged with his head and shoulders underwater in a vertical storm drain in front of his home. There was about 12 inches of water at the bottom of the sewer, police said.

Gunn was unconscious when rescuers pulled him out, and he was pronounced dead. Neighbor Chris Van Erem — who was mowing his lawn at the time — said he saw Gunn kneeling over the sewer moments before he fell in. Police said he had removed the iron grate to retrieve a cell phone. » Article here

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